The Poet’s Dog

poets-dogBy Sarah MacLachlan. A dog with unusual communication talents loses his poet owner before rescuing two children trapped in a snowstorm and leading them to the shelter of the poet’s cabin, where the children explore the memories that the poet has left behind. By the Newbery Medal-winning author of Sarah, Plain and Tall.


ghostsBy Raina Telgemeier. The multiple Eisner Award-winning creator of Drama presents the graphically illustrated story of Catrina, who moves to coastal Northern California in the hope that the climate will be better for her sick little sister and who learns that her new community is haunted.

Tom Gates: Everything’s Amazing (Sort Of)

tomgate-everythingThings are looking up for Tom Gates. The school dance is coming up, and his birthday, too! What could possibly put him in a bad mood? Well, the words math lesson, for one thing. And that annoying twit Marcus Meldrew at school. And Granny Mavis threatening to bake Tom s birthday cake (carrots!). And the fact that nobody seems to be noticing the long list of birthday presents Tom has prominently displayed. Worst of all, can it be true that Tom s dad has volunteered to deejay the school dance wearing the wacky costume from his new job?”

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

fantastic-beastsByrd’s Books celebrates the Friday November 18th book release of “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” by opening from 9:00am to 9:00pm on the day of the book release. Yes, bring your wand- refreshments all day! To pre-order a copy at a special price, click HERE.

About the book:

When Magizoologist Newt Scamander arrives in New York, he intends his stay to be just a brief stopover. However, when his magical case is misplaced and some of Newt’s fantastic beasts escape, it spells trouble for everyone…
Inspired by the original Hogwarts textbook by Newt Scamander, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay marks the screenwriting debut of J.K. Rowling, author of the beloved and internationally bestselling Harry Potter books. A feat of imagination and showcasing a cast of remarkable characters, this is epic, adventure-packed storytelling at its very best. Whether an existing fan or new to the wizarding world, this is a perfect addition to any film lover’s or reader’s bookshelf.
The film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them will have its theatrical release on November 18, 2016.

The Wild Robot

Wild RobotBy Peter Brown

Initializing for the first time on a remote island where she is all alone, Roz the robot learns survival strategies from the island’s hostile animals and finally gains acceptance when she cares for an orphaned gosling. By the Caldecott Honor-winning illustrator of Creepy Carrots!.

Raymie Nightingale

RaymieHoping that if she wins a local beauty pageant her father will come home, Raymie practices twirling a baton and performing good deeds while outmaneuvering a drama queen and a saboteur who become her unlikely friends and allies during a painful challenge. By the Newbery Medal-winning author of The Tale of Despereaux

Join the celebration of Karen Romano Young’s new book, “Hundred Percent”

Hundred percentJoin us for a very special afternoon on Saturday August 27th at 4:00pm as we celebrate the release of Karen Romano Young’s newest book, “Hundred Percent”. We will celebrate with readings from her book performed by middle schoolers. Light refreshments will be served. All ages welcome!

About the book:

The last year of elementary school is big for every kid. In this utterly honest, equal parts funny and crushing, novel perfect for boys and girls alike, Christine Gouda faces change at every turn, starting with her own nickname—Tink—which just doesn’t fit anymore. Readers will relate to this strong female protagonist whose voice rings with profound authenticity and absolute novelty, and her year’s cringingly painful trials in normalcy—uncomfortable Halloween costumes, premature sleepover parties, crushed crushes, and changing friendships. Throughout all this, Tink learns, what you call yourself, and how you do it, has alot to do with who you are. 
This book marks beloved author Karen Romano Young’s masterful return to children’s literature: a heartbreakingly honest account of what it means to be between girl and woman, elementary and middle school, inside and out—and just what you name that in-between self.

A little about Karen:

“My husband, children, dog, cat, guinea pigs, and I have a small, noisy, weird house in the Connecticut woods. Our lives are full of books, and we all read every chance we get. I write everyplace: in the kitchen, in the car, in the barn, in the school parking lot, in the Reading Room at the New York Public Library, at the beach. I write and write and write….”


“Hundred Percent is a brilliant and irresistible book about the sharp pains and joys of real life. Karen Romano Young is a writer like no other. She always finds the truest, most interesting paths to the heart.”-Rebecca Stead, Newbery Award-winning author of When You Reach Me

“Karen Romano Young must be twelve. There’s no other way she can possibly know what she knows about sixth grade in all its weirdness and glory. Seen and felt and conveyed with unbelievable freshness and acuity, Hundred Percent handily performs the almost-impossible feat of offering its readers a mirror to their lives without gloom or condescension.”-Annie Barrows, New York Times bestselling author of the Ivy & Bean series

“Karen Romano Young has an unerring feel for the shifting alliances and uncomfortable intrigues of sixth graders. The voices are unique and the dialogue sparkles. Your heart will crack open as the cast of characters tries on one personality after the other, hoping to find the one that fits.” -Ellen Wittlinger, Printz Honor-winning author of Hard Love

“A lovely, lovely tale full of warmth, humor, and intelligence.”-Kirkus Reviews, starred review

To register and save a spot, click HERE.

Wing & Claw: Forest of Wonders

Wing & ClawBy Linda Sue Park. Discovering a medicinal plant deep in the forest while treating an injured animal, a gifted young apothecary is alarmed when the creature manifests disturbing side effects, prompting the young man to conduct research in a city filled with untrustworthy people. By the Newbery Medal-winning author of A Single Shard

The Thickety Well of Witches

Well of witches- ThicketyBy J. A. White. Kara and her brother Taff leave the island of De’Noran and the Thickety to travel to the World, where grimoires are enchanting young girls


CrenshawFearing his family will have to move into their minivan when they suffer another financial setback, Jackson finds support and comfort through his friendship with a giant imaginary cat. By the Newbery Medal-winning author of The One and Only Ivan.

Byrd’s Books has joined with Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group and other independent bookstores across the country collccting food for hungry children during the month of October.
Watch for our Brotherhood-In-Action food collection boxes and help us feed those in need.